Category Archive: AMD

Mar 02 2012

64-bit Windows 8 in a VM Requires Hardware Virtualisation

Here’s a quick tip for tonight relating to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which I have written up yesterday as well as the installation process. If you want to use the 64-bit version of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview you need to make sure that you computer can provide hardware virtualisation. This function allows a virtual …

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Sep 19 2010

Would You Pay to Unlock the Full Potential of your CPU?

In an article published on Neowin, it appears that Intel is looking at shipping some processors with some capabilities initially locked that can be unlocked later on for a nominal fee. It does look like this is being aimed at the low to mid-range market where a performance boost might be more readily noticed than …

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Apr 07 2010

64-bit or Bust – Don’t Settle For Less

Casting my mind back over the last decade with regard to the development of 64-bit computing, I’ve realised that it really has taken a while for 64-bit platforms to become the mainstream. Certainly from the perspective of x86 (which is the instruction set architecture that many desktop and servers systems have used for just over …

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